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#262192 9-Jan-2020 14:08
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Not sure if this is the right place to post if not please move to appropriate place.

 

I am having sign in issues on Google with this message coming up.

 

I have checked the activity and it is me but not sure how to stop the messages coming up.

 

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Sign-in attempt was blocked

 

b****@gmail.com Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your account from a non-Google app. Google blocked them, but you should check what happened. Review your account activity to make sure that no one else has access.


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  #2389065 9-Jan-2020 14:23
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You might have an old app that doesn't comply with the new rules for secure access - Outlook or other services not using oauth?




 

 

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  #2389069 9-Jan-2020 14:26
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freitasm: You might have an old app that doesn't comply with the new rules for secure access - Outlook or other services not using oauth?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

What is oauth and not sure how to go about checking ?


 
 
 
 


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  #2389094 9-Jan-2020 15:18
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Some applications are not secure enough for Google so you have to set up an alternative password if you are using 2FA

 

See:

 

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833?hl=en

 

What are you trying to login from which is having issues? Do you have 2FA on?

 

 

 

 


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  #2389095 9-Jan-2020 15:18
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Do you use your Google account on any other service - like POP/SMTP to access email using username/password? Those services are being phased out and would trigger the " Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your account from a non-Google app" message.

 

Are you using a "known network" (such as home or office) or are you connecting from a new location (hotel, cafe)?





 

 

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  #2389134 9-Jan-2020 16:37
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freitasm:

Do you use your Google account on any other service - like POP/SMTP to access email using username/password? Those services are being phased out and would trigger the " Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your account from a non-Google app" message.


Are you using a "known network" (such as home or office) or are you connecting from a new location (hotel, cafe)?



I use gmail app for my mail and log in from home.
I just went in to google settings and updated it all so far sk good.
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  #2389152 9-Jan-2020 17:15
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Issue I have with google is more stupid apps that do oauth thru an inbuilt browser, which is not how its supposed to work. And then if I do try to log into it despite having no idea if its really google or just a page made to look like it, I get an error that it cant use my security key because their craphouse webview doesnt support u2f keys. Looking at you elgato streamdeck at the moment.





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